Tomato salsa is a delicious delicacy that’s easy to prepare. You can also eat it with almost any food such as steak, fish, rice, etc. Salsa also makes a healthy snack you can enjoy at any time of the day or night without worrying about consuming extra calories.
Here are 5 different tomato salsa recipes you can prepare to accompany your next meal:
Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe
- 3-4 medium sized fresh tomatoes (from 2lb to 21/2 lb), stems removed
- 3 fresh coriander leaves with stems removed
- 1 red onion (Peeled and quartered)
- 1 chili (seeds removed), adjust as needed
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon
- A pinch of black pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- A pinch of dried oregano (crumble in your finger before use; add more as needed)
- Start by slicing the tomatoes, onions and chilies. It is advisable to avoid touching chili with your bare hands. Use disposable gloves if available, wash your hands after handling chili, and avoid touching your eyes for some time. Keep the chili seeds to use if the salsa is not as hot as you want it.
- Add all the ingredients in the bowl of your food processor. Pulse it six or seven times or when it has finely chopped the ingredients, but do not puree them. Alternatively, you can finely chop the ingredients by hand.
- Put in a serving bowl. If more chili is needed, add the seeds you removed from the chili and kept. If it is too hot, add more finely chopped tomatoes. Add salt and paper to taste, with some more black paper.
- Taste with a tortilla chip to get the accurate taste of the seasoning.
- Let it rest for 2 hours in a refrigerator for the ingredients to meld, marry and mingle for a perfect salsa.
- Serve with tortillas, tacos, burritos or chips.
Chunky Fresh Tomato Salsa
- 1 clove of garlic, peeled
- 2 large round tomatoes, red and ripe
- 1 tablespoon of vinegar (substitute with fresh squeezed lime juice as you desire)
- 1 large onion (roots removed and withered outer leaves shelved, cut into small pieces)
- Fresh hot red pepper to taste ( 1 or 2) (stemmed and halved)
- 1 large cucumber (shelved and cut into big chunks)
- Salt to taste
- Put the pieces of cut pepper and garlic, one by one, in your food processor and run it. Slowly add more as you deem necessary.
- Stop the food processor and cut the tomatoes into big chunks, together with the cucumber. Pulse the food processor 4 to 5 times until you get coarse puree. Put the mixture in a bowl.
- Cut the tomatoes into quarters and add in a bowl then mix with onions. Season and taste with either ½ a tablespoon of vinegar or fresh lime. Leave the salsa to rest in the fridge for several hours before serving.
Easy Food Processor Salsa
- 3-4 medium-sized or large tomatoes (a mix of large grape and yellow)
- 1 avocado (peeled and cut into cubes)
- ½ slice of lemon (squeezed for the juice)
- ½ of a red onion (withered leaves & peeled)
- 1 garlic clove (peeled)
- ½ teaspoon of red wine vinegar
- Large, handful leaves of coriander
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the coarsely chopped/cut tomatoes, onions and pepper in your food processor and pulse a few times.
- Add the cubed avocado, garlic cloves and the coriander then pulse a few times, but do not over process it.
- Add the red wine vinegar and lemon juice then pulse until you achieve the desired consistency.
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Serve with a bowl of chips, tortillas or your favourite dish.
- ½ medium-sized white onion (chopped into large pieces)
- 1 medium-sized garlic clove (smashed and roughly chopped)
- ½ medium-sized red onion (cut into large pieces)
- ½ teaspoon of sea salt to taste
- 1 can of peeled tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 large green pepper (seeds removed)
- 2 large tomatoes (cubed)
- A handful of cilantro
- Add the largely chopped white and red onions and garlic to your food processor.
- Add the can of peeled tomatoes, cilantro and salt in the food processor bowl and pulse until the mixture is coarsely chopped.
- Next, add the cubed tomatoes and the green pepper. Pulse the food processor until you attain the desired consistency in texture. Taste, and at this point, you can add more salt as desired.
- Add the custard mixture of your salsa in a container and cover with a lid. Put the container in the refrigerator and leave it until when you’re ready to serve.
- Serve with crisps or desired snack.
Restaurant Style Salsa
- 4 medium-sized tomatoes (finely chopped)
- 2 bunches of coriander (stems removed and chopped into large pieces)
- 1 small-sized lettuce leaves (cut into large chunks)
- 1 or 2 red onions (chopped)
- 1 small-sized avocado (peeled and cut into cubes)
- 3 carrots (grated in small pieces)
- A quarter teaspoon of salt
- Add the tomatoes and onions in a food processor then pulse the food processor but do not puree the onions and tomatoes. They should be coarse.
- Add the lettuce together with the carrots and pulse the food processor in a desired consistency
- Add the avocado and coriander then run the food processor for a few minutes to give a desired consistency. Season with a quarter teaspoon salt
- Put in a container with a tight lid in the fridge for 1 hour or until ready to serve
- Serve with the desired Mexican snack.
With these five recipes, you should be able to enjoy your salsa with any food or as a snack. Remember to wash your ingredients well before you begin preparing your fresh tomato salsa.
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